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  • Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approachesby Tony Kushner

    Theatre Communications Group 1993; US$ 12.95

    Pulitzer Prize-winner for Drama, 1993. The first part of Tony Kushner's epic drama of America in the 1980s. "A vast, miraculous play.... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting.... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama."--Frank Rich, The New York Times Daring and dazzling! The most ambitious American play of our time."--Jack... more...

  • Der Drache in der mittelalterlichen Literatur Europasby Timo Rebschloe

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 75.22

    Der Drache ist eine beliebte Figur der Literatur ? von der Antike bis heute. Er ist aber anscheinend auch ein Stereotyp: Er verkörpert bis heute das Böse, das Chaotische, das lebensfeindliche Prinzip und sogar den Teufel. Diese Arbeit fragt, welche Rolle speziell der mittelalterlichen Literatur bei der Deutung des Drachen zukommt. Unter Berücksichtigung... more...

  • Glad and Sorry Seasonsby Catherine Chandler

    Biblioasis 2014; US$ 16.95

    The winner of the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award explores the extremes of joy and sorrow in a formally diverse collection. more...

  • Legends of Charlemagneby Thomas Bulfinch

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Travel back in time with this collection of fables and legends set in medieval France. Famed folklorist Thomas Bulfinch brings together a carefully curated compendium of stories that are sure to delight. A bevy of damsels in distress and courageous knights populate these pages in tales that veer from action-adventure to romance and back again. more...

  • Das Fremde im Eigenstenby Bernd Kortländer; Sikander Singh

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 57.18

    Hauptbeschreibung Die nationale Identität Deutschlands ist im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert zunächst über die Kultur und Sprache bestimmt worden. Erst spät entwickelte sich die Idee einer staatlichen Einheit, parallel mit dem Verfall der feudalen Strukturen und dem Aufstieg des Bürgertums, zu einer politischen Vorstellung und Forderung. Und erst in den... more...

  • The Land We Dreamedby Joe Survant

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 12.99

    Weaving together universal themes of family, geography, and death with images of America's frontier landscape, former Kentucky Poet Laureate Joe Survant has been lauded for his ability to capture the spirit of the land and its people. Kliatt magazine has praised his work, stating, "Survant's words sing.... This is storytelling at its best." Exploring... more...

  • "Ohne Spaß gibt's nichts zu lachen"by Stefanie Çetin; Sebastian Schmideler; Johan Zonneveld

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.13

    Erich Kästner gilt als witziger Schriftsteller und Humor ist ein wesentlicher Bestandteil seines Stils. Doch worin besteht der typische kästnersche Humor und welchen Zweck erfüllt er? Stefanie Çetin analysiert Manifestationen und Funktionen des Humors in Kästners Kinderliteratur. Anhand zahlreicher komischer Beispiele liefert sie ein konkretes Verständnis... more...

  • It Happens at Comic-Conby Ben Bolling; Matthew J. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    This collection of 13 new essays employs ethnographic methods to investigate San Diego's Comic-Con International, the largest annual celebration of the popular arts in North America. Working from a common grounding in fan studies, these individual explorations examine a range of cultural practices at an event drawing crowds of nearly 125,000 each... more...

  • Studies on Byzantine Literature of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuriesby Alexander Kazhdan; Simon Franklin

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 37.00

    Histories of Byzantine literature tend to focus on the history of genres. The essays in this book challenge the traditional view. more...

  • A Companion to Alexander Literature in the Middle Agesby David Zuwiyya

    BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00

    Drawing on decades of research on Alexander literature from all over the world, this book is bound to become a medievalist's best companion. It studies Alexander romances from the East and the West in literary form and content. more...